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Contraception Theory Course Part I - FAQs

1. How can I complete Part I of the Certificate in Contraception?

The ICGP runs a theory course several times a year. These are held in Dublin over 1.5 days and provide a comprehensive update on all aspects of contraception and include other topics relating to sexual and reproductive health » read more

2. I did a theory course with an external provider. Can I still apply for the Certificate in Contraception?

Yes. Provided the external course provider has applied to and been accredited by the RSH Committee. To confirm this, please contact the Administrator of the Reproductive and Sexual Health (RSH) Committee at or tel: 01 6763705. » read more

3. I have completed several components of training for the Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (DFSRH) in the UK. Can I complete the remainder of my training for this Diploma in Ireland?

No. We currently have no arrangement with the FSRH. » read more

4. How much is the Certificate in Contraception Theory Course?

The theory course costs is €275 for members and €350 for non members. » read more

5. When do you typically hold theory courses?

We usually hold courses in January and September with extra courses being held subject to demand. » read more

6. What level should I be to attend the Certificate in Contraception Theory Course?

To gain maximum benefit from this course, we advise that participants are at least senior house officer level of their training or practising general practitioners. » read more

7. Can Interns do the Contraception Theory Course?

No. This course is aimed at fully registered doctors who are in practice and who want an update in reproductive and sexual health and also is the first step required to obtain the Contraception Certificate. » read more

8. I would like to commence the Theory Course but I am unsure if I will complete all segments of the Contraception Certificate within the 2.5 year time-frame?

Please note that if you do not complete the practical training within 2.5 years of undertaking the Theory Course you will be required to sit the Theory Course again before submitting your application to the RSH Committee for the Contraception Cert. » read more

9. I am a practice nurse and would like to attend the theory course?

Unfortunately, we do not accept practice nurses on the theory course. » read more